History

Walang Kasarian Ang Digmang Bayan


With his family life in shambles amidst the government’s war on drugs, a young man transitions from being an ordinary filmmaker to being a full-fledged member of the revolutionary movement, proving that conviction knows no gender.

Tanabatas Wife


An adaptation of Sinai Hamada’s short story. A Japanese farmer living in the Cordilleras hires a Bontoc woman to work at his farm, and eventually marries her.

Ang Larawan


A musical tale about two impoverished sisters’ anguish over whether or not to sell the final masterpiece of their recluse father days before the second world war, in Manila.

Goyo: Ang Batang Heneral


With this film (the second war trilogy set during the Filipino-American war in the early 1900s), the revolution marches on against the Americans after the bloody death of General Antonio Luna. The conflicted philosophies behind the heroic struggle continue and become personified in the colorful character of General Gregorio “Goyo” del Pilar.

Historiographika Errata


A disillusioned and suicidal Rizal, a cross-dressing Bonifacio gripped with paranoia, an ex-Katipunero who joins the US army to save his own neck, and a widow whose sex-for-food errands lead her to become the first ever Makapili. These are the historical mosaics that will form a singular hypothesis as to why we are like this as a people and up to now still reeling from our damaged culture.

Balangiga: Howling Wilderness


1901, Balangiga. Eight-year-old Kulas flees town with his grandfather and their carabao to escape General Smith’s Kill & Burn order. He finds a toddler amid a sea of corpses and together, the two boys struggle to survive the American occupation.

1957


A historical drama. A story of struggle, hard work, and hope – even when the very reason for hope is all of a sudden gone. A group of farmers in Bicol are at the mercy of Don Jose, a strict and abusive landlord. 20-year-old Lucio, son of Carding, a former member of the Hukbalahap, their follow corn-growers and respective families, anticipate the arrival of President Ramon Magsaysay in their area, for genuine land reform to take place.

Alaala, A Martial Law Special


Bilang paggunita sa ika-45 na anibersaryo ng pagdeklara ni dating Pangulong Ferdinand Marcos ng Martial Law, handog ng GMA Public Affairs sa “Alaala” ang isang espesyal na pagtatanghal kung saan binigyang buhay ni Alden Richards ang mga sinapit ni Boni Ilagan, isa sa mga biktima ng pagmamalupit ng militar noong panahon ng diktadurya.

Angelito


A short film about Antonio Luna’s aides-de-camp Jose and Manuel Bernal during the aftermath of Luna’s assassination.

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